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    Carcharodon

    low strollers? pfft having raised two kids and pushed 4 different Japanese strollers and none of them were too low and I'm over 6ft tall. You must have short arms.

    I never took my kids on the train in strollers when it was busy, luckily dont live in the big city, so have to luxury of a car and took non rush hour trains when the rare occasion came up when rail travel was necessary.

    Compact strollers are the most courteous and considerate stroller to use in the city. They take up less space - on trains, on the street, in convenience store aisles etc.

    Posted in: Ministry says it's OK for 'baby cars' to hog space on public transport

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    Carcharodon

    I"ve been installing Linux on friends and family computers who had XP - Lubuntu for really old machines and Ubuntu for faster ones. Instantly the users have commented how snappier their tired PC's are now and the ease of use of Ubuntu and Lubuntu. Viruses on linux? virtually none. and it's free - all of it.

    Posted in: PC sales see modest drop amid Windows XP replacements

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    Carcharodon

    Android users should be using cerberus - an excellent and powerful app for securing and locating lost and stolen phones.

    Posted in: Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

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    Carcharodon

    grassfed meat - real meat, not the crappy grainfed stuff from CAFOs. Coconut oil, High cacao chocolate. Mountain Bikes, Road bikes. Skis and snowboards

    "where the average ticket price is a whopping 2,000"

    ......I never pay more than 1200. Always go to the Late show at Mall theatres - i.e after 8pm.

    Amen to that. And the restrictive practices of the big 3 companies border on criminal

    Ting, Ting my kingdom for Ting...(or a Japanese equivalent) I would love to tell docomo to GGF

    Posted in: The top overpriced products in Japan

  • 1

    Carcharodon

    Okally-Dokally, as Ned Flanders would say.

    Posted in: Word lovers rejoice as OK celebrates 175 years

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    Carcharodon

    It'll be a fun exhibition, but I doubt anything will eventuate from it. It would be like a India playing Austraila in an exhibition cricket match in Tokyo or New York

    Posted in: 2-game MLB series set to spur baseball Down Under

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    Carcharodon

    For cold and flu? no idea, what I gargle for is to prevent sore throats - and you know what? In a n=1 experiment, there has been a massive decrease in the number of throat infections I get. I used to be very susceptible to severe sore throats - 2-3-4 times a year my entire life. Difflam, strepsils, iodine sprays were my best friends. the problem was always localized to the throat. I started gargle daily about 6 years ago and I have had one sore throat that required medication since that time. For me that is more than enough proof. Gargling prevents sore throats for me, I will continue to do it. As for cold and flu and gargling, that I can't comment. I honestly cant remember the last cold I had and the flu - had that once in my life 25 years ago., well before I started a gargling routine. Other foreigners are sometimes sanctimonious and quite disparaging of gargling, it's a shame.

    Posted in: Gargling to prevent colds – just a Japanese old wives’ tale?

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    Carcharodon

    The "pennywise ...pound foolish" types will be going into overdrive- along with the "hangaku hunter" types and the "Costco Crazies" ....

    Posted in: Taxzilla's coming! What to do?

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    Carcharodon

    I have an ipad for work, I get frustrated with lack of functionality compared to an android tablet. Sure the iOs apps are pretty good, but the limited ios itself really lets it down. Android 4.4 is pretty slick and powerful.

    Posted in: Android tops as tablets go mainstream

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    Carcharodon

    **by a male-oriented magazine **

    male orientated magazine aimed at who? otakus? manga nerds? that list - what a load of bollocks!

    Posted in: Magazine’s checklist for ideal girl has whopping 23 points

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    Carcharodon

    Wolf Blitzer, Anna Coren,, Kyung Lah,

    Best? oh boy, the others are fine but these three? Kyung lah is a terrible "journalist" when she and her anti japan attitude left Japan as the Tokyo correspondent, it was a true relief.

    Anna Coren? help us all, when she left Australia people were celebrating, CNN viewers got lumped with her.

    Wolf Blitzer is.... well just last week Ted Nugent who gave Piers a real serve, said on twitter: If Wolf Blitzer is a journalist, I’m a ‘gay pirate from Cuba’ . Wolf Blitzer is just plain awful.

    Anderson cooper - now there is a guy, he is on at 8pm, perhaps they should bump him to 9pm. if 9 pm is considered the more prime slot.

    Posted in: CNN to pull plug on Piers Morgan show

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    Carcharodon

    Kumamon has generated 120 billion yen in economic benefits for his region, including tourism and product sales, as well as 9 billion yen worth of publicity, according to a recent Bank of Japan study.

    wow that is nothing to sneeze at. But, for every mascot that makes it, there are hundreds that don't.

    Posted in: Kumamon shows bear necessities for marketing success

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    Carcharodon

    JR....again. Wide bodied trains on narrow gauge tracks, not a good mix. Fortunate that just two commuters were on board

    Posted in: Two injured as commuter train derails at Kawasaki

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    Carcharodon

    When legends of the sport such as Katarina Witt describe Kim as "The real gold medallist"

    just heard Robin Cousins BBC commentator and former Gold medalist talk about it, he was very diplomatic. After watching Kim he said on air, " there you have it your champion" and then he bit his tongue and sure enough the result came up, Cousins in his booth look across at the other commentators from other broadcasters and they were all surprised or outraged - as Katarina Witt was apparently in her booth. 4 time world champ Kurt Browning was surprised.

    That said, the hissy fit made by the rabid Korean pubic is embarrassing. The speed skating drama with Apollo Ohno, this, the soccer player and his Takeshima Island protest shirt, the crying athlete who held up olympic fencing matches for an hour, Roy Jones, now this - It's the "Boy who cried Wolf" from the notorious poor sports, yeah it was a close and possibly dodgy call, but no one is listening to you Korea.

    Yu-na is all class. I wish her all the best. She's a multi millionaire with great English skills and is set for life.

    Posted in: South Korea protests women's figure skating result

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    Carcharodon

    the air also gets very dry, and dry air makes it easier for germs and especially viruses to attack your mucus membranes

    Very dry? please, Japan is pretty average for "dryness" on the humidity scale most days its still 50-90%, once you have lived in places like Nevada, Arizona, Colorado in winter then you'll really know what "very dry" air is ( its 20-40%). Drugstores stock, nasal saline sprays to keep your nasal passages moist, completely damp laundry can be hung out inside and it'll be bone dry in the morning, You can sweat like crazy and it'll evaporate instantly - now that's very dry Dust mites don't like the very dry, so dust mite allergies are much better in the very dry.

    The make up aspect is pretty huge theses days, lots of early morning commuters - ladies are hiding their lack of a make up with their masks.

    Posted in: Why do Japanese people wear surgical masks? It’s not always for health reasons

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    Carcharodon

    fantastic result by Takeuchi, shame it was on the same day as the ladies figure skating as she is getting almost none of the accolades or attention she richly deserves.

    Posted in: Takeuchi wins women's snowboard parallel giant slalom silver

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    Carcharodon

    Poor Mao, cant imagine having the weight of the nation on your shoulders like that. As I type the morning TV is on in the background - a full uninterrupted 30mins dedicated to womans skating.

    Kim Yuna - wow what a performer.

    Posted in: Kim wins women's short program; Asada 16th

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    Carcharodon

    spot on ssenipah

    “It’s the Olympics. It should be flawless. What a lame showcase of snowboarding, and what a lame way to treat the athletes.....The IOC probably didn’t want to pay the right guys to do it. I’m pretty sure what they’re focused on is keeping as much money in their hands as possible. That’s the shame of it all. All these kids, myself included, worked very hard to get here. And then the pipe is just no fun and boring and [expletive]. Halfpipe is super fun. But riding a crappy pipe and having to perform in it is the worst.”

    • Danny Davis, USA Snowboard Halfpipe athlete

    Posted in: Snowboard, freestyle courses safety blasted

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    Carcharodon

    In the heats, White looked imperious where as Iouri fell and then scraped through with a safe run, what a comeback. Incredible progression in the sport of halfpipe. Shame about the condition of the pipe, the worlds best athletes on the worlds best stage on a mediocre pipe, The daytime heats were tragic. The pipe freezing a bit during the night final and obviously some quick maintenance made some difference. wow, Shaun White, the king no more. hats off to all he has achieved, still the best of the Americans though, where was that loudmouth Davis, 10th?

    Japan. 2 and 3 though! well done those boys!

    Posted in: White falls to the I-Pod in snowboarding

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    Carcharodon

    Well done to that man in tough conditions: soft slushy snow, it look like spring snow conditions.

    Posted in: Bilodeau retains moguls gold with emotional tribute to brother

  • 営業/建設機械  

    営業/建設機械  
    MB Japan 株式会社、埼玉県
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    TOEICインストラクター
    Berkeley House Language Center / バークレーハウス語学センター、東京都
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    TOEFL・IELTSインストラクター
    Berkeley House Language Center / バークレーハウス語学センター、東京都
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    海外留学担当者
    Berkeley House Language Center / バークレーハウス語学センター、東京都
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  • PR and Communication Specialist

    PR and Communication Specialist
    Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan、東京都
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